Business briefing / Japan

All of our Japanese-related business news briefings can be found on this page. Whether it is recent vaping stories and updates relating to specific companies and organisations, brands and market-related news or new technology and innovation within Japan, you will be able to easily locate it here.

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Japan remains premier test market for new HnB devices

30th May 2019 | Business briefing |

Asia
Japan
Heated tobacco
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing

Japan continues to be the leading test market for heated tobacco products, with two new devices recently launched – including the world’s first device which works with ordinary cigarettes.
SMV Japan, which lays claim to being the country’s first vape manufacturer, released its VP Style heat-not-burn (HnB) device on 27th April for JPY 7,980 ($72.80). The device comes in silver or black

PMI credits ‘robust’ performance for revenue growth

8th February 2019 | Business briefing |

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Europe
Japan
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Major brands
Business briefing

Executives at Philip Morris International (PMI) say the company closed out a “challenging” year with a “robust” performance, with a net revenue of $29.6bn in 2018, up 3.1% on the previous year

JT shows two new higher-temp HnB devices for Japan

21st January 2019 | Business briefing |

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Japan
Companies
Heated tobacco
Marketing and Retailing
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Business briefing

Japan Tobacco (JT) is launching two new heat-not-burn (HnB) devices in the Japanese market on 29th January as it tries to catch up with Philip Morris International (PMI)’s IQOS and British American Tobacco (BAT)’s Glo in its home territory.
The new devices will heat tobacco to higher temperatures than JT’s existing Ploom Tech, delivering stronger tastes, something consumers have called for, according to a company spokesperson.

Advantage BAT in the race to open up US for heated tobacco

30th July 2018 | Business briefing |

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Japan
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Heated tobacco
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British American Tobacco (BAT) has a chance to steal a march on its Big Tobacco rivals in the heated-tobacco market after the company became the first to receive approval to sell a heat-not-burn device in the US

PMI: ‘no ceiling in sight for heated tobacco products’

18th May 2018 | Business briefing |

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EU
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Philip Morris International expects its reduced-risk portfolio and continued good performance in Asian countries to continue to drive growth and aims to have at least 30% of its shipment volume to consist of new tobacco products by 2025.

PMI and Altria report cigarettes down, HnB and vapour up

2nd May 2018 | Business briefing |

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EU
Europe
Japan
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Companies
Heated tobacco
Marketing and Retailing
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While sales of traditional cigarettes continue to decline worldwide, PMI is increasingly relying on its heated-tobacco device IQOS to buoy up its financial results, particularly through sales in Japan and Korea